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Columbus County has new ideas on how to draw visitors to NC

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North Carolina's beautiful beaches and mountains draw millions to the state every year. Columbus County has come up with something else, in hopes of drawing a crowd. The county has plans to build a 1930's-style working farm. The plan is in the preliminary stages. The public is invited to give input at upcoming public meetings. The completed project will have on-sight accommodations, where visitors can learn what the farming industry was like in the thirties and forties. "There will be crop land. It'll be mule-driven, crop-land. You'll have an opportunity to actually take part in that. So it won't be static,” said Jennifer Long of the Columbus County Tourism Bureau. “It'll be fun for you to do; educational of course." Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase crops from the farmland. The tourism bureau has just decided on a location for the farm; next to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Tabor City.

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What a fabulous idea! Farming was the backbone of Columbus County for a very long time, and this is a great way to honor that past and preserve this special relationship with the land. I hope it catches on and brings lots of visitors to Tabor City!

We have a farm like the one

We have a farm like the one you are thinking of building here in Des Moines. They show how the farming was done from the settlers to present day. It is a big draw. In the summer time they have baseball games using 1900 rules and equipment. It's great. the farm is called "Living History Farms".

We have a farm like the one

We have a farm like the one you are thinking of building here in Des Moines. They show how the farming was done from the settlers to present day. It is a big draw. In the summer time they have baseball games using 1900 rules and equipment. It's great. the farm is called "Living History Farms".